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Ed Davis a bright spot for Lakers early in season

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers played two difficult opponents to start the season, falling to 0-2 while getting outscored by 19 points a night.
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Scott, Bryant push Lin to take charge of Laker offense

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — The Lakers’ list of early-season issues is long and growing. But in the game of Pick-A-Problem, none may be more pressing than the play of Jeremy Lin.Through two games the starting point guard has...
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Five takeaways from Lakers' 119-99 loss to Phoenix

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The second game of the Lakers’ new season was a lot like the first. Here are five takeaways from the 119-99 loss Wednesday in Phoenix.
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Bryant scores a crisp 31, but Lakers still lose to Suns

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — PHOENIX – In his abbreviated 18th season, Kobe Bryant looked like a different player. Just eight months removed from tearing his Achilles’ tendon, his movements were less crisp in the six games he...
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Lakers' Randle is out for the season

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — PHOENIX – Video replays of the moment in which Lakers’ rookie Julius Randle fractured his right tibia, in just his 13th minute in the NBA, betrayed nothing particularly gruesome.In the fourth...
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Lakers start season with back-to-back blowout losses

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — PHOENIX – Suffice it to say, things have not gone to plan in the early going for the Lakers.Beyond the injuries to Julius Randle, Steve Nash and Nick Young, however, the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers...
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Preview: Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — After losing rookie power forward Julius Randle to a broken leg in the season opener on Tuesday, the Lakers won't have long to lick their wounds.
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Lakers' Randle has surgery, will miss entire season

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — Lakers rookie Julius Randle had surgery on his broken right leg Wednesday and is expected to miss the entire season.Randle broke his tibia in a freak accident late in the fourth quarter of...
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Julius Randle expected to make full recovery, but he's out for season

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Lakers rookie Julius Randle underwent surgery Wednesday morning and was expected to miss the rest of the season, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Lakers are getting injured at an alarming pace

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers season opener on Tuesday night saw rookie power forward Julius Randle carted off in a stretcher with a broken tibia.
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Dwight Howard frustrated by 'stupid' question about Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard struck a defiant tone after the game when he was asked about the altercation between him and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, saying the question about the situation...
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' season-opening loss to Houston Rockets

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — It couldn’t get any worse for the Lakers, trailing Houston in a season opener by 27 points, but then it somehow did. Rookie Julius Randle planted awkwardly on a drive, collided with two Rockets...
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Lakers rookie Randle suffers fractured tibia in opening loss

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – After the last two seasons, the Lakers have grown accustomed to disasters.Dwight Howard’s decision in free agency, Kobe Bryant’s injuries.The defense under Mike D’Antoni.But what...
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Miller: Lakers provide great drama even when losing

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — LOS ANGELES – Surprisingly, there was some actual buzzing – if not the intoxication of when times were better – in the building Tuesday night as the Lakers opened the season against Houston. But...
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McHale: Rockets will miss Lin's 'attack mode'

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — LOS ANGELES – Jeremy Lin didn’t get frustrated when he lost his spot last season to Patrick Beverley, or spew venom 140 characters at a time on social media.The point guard stayed positive, even...
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Lakers lose opener to Rockets, and Randle to injury

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES - After the last two seasons, the Lakers have grown accustomed to disasters.Dwight Howard’s decision in free agency, Kobe Bryant’s injuries.The defense under Mike D’Antoni.But what...
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Dwight Howard says he didn't leave the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Dwight Howard did not leave the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant, at least that's what he told the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday.
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Lakers' Byron Scott: Kobe Bryant is the 'last of a dying breed'

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Kobe Bryant is back, ready or not.
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Blog Articles

Westlake eyes playoffs after defeating St. Bonaventure, 45-28

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — The Pac-5 Division in high school football is loaded with top teams. From defending champion Bellflower St. John Bosco to 19-time champion Long Beach Poly to no-huddle offense king Corona...
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Birmingham earns league bragging rights with 53-20 rout of Taft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sean Ceglinsky) — It's no secret: Lake Balboa Birmingham and Woodland Hills Taft are bitter rivals. For years, the two programs have battled for bragging rights, not only in the West Valley League, but also in the...
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Velazquez's rides

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Jockey John Velazquez's mounts for this weekend's Breeders' Cup:
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New Orleans earns first road win of season, 28-10 over Carolina

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road.
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Kings pay the price for taking penalties in 3-0 loss to the Penguins

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — PITTSBURGH — They talked about keeping disciplined, staying out of the penalty box against the high-octane team possessing the league's best power play.
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Rain could complicate USC's plan against Washington State

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — The last time USC played on wet turf it did not end well for the Trojans.
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Game updates: Clippers vs. Thunder

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Rohlin) — Thunder 28, Clippes 22 (end of first quarter)
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Clippers starters could get more rest because of compacted schedule

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — Now comes the downside to that new extended All-Star break.
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Sam Farmer's NFL Week 9 picks

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 9-6 (.600); season 79-41-1 (.658). Using point spreads...
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Ed Davis a bright spot for Lakers early in season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers are off to an 0-2 start while getting outscored by 19 points a night.
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Steve Sarkisian, USC look for that finishing kick

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — Steve Sarkisian dropped to the ground, his legs and feet kicking, his left hand slamming the turf.
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Untapable figures to be favored in Breeders' Cup Distaff

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — Last year's appearance in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita was not a particularly happy one for the favorite in Friday's race of the day, the $2-million Distaff.
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Kobe doing best to stay patient with Lakers

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Baxter Holmes) — PHOENIX -- Kobe Bryant snarled, swore and stalked the court. His Los Angeles Lakers were buried in a double-digit hole that only deepened no matter what he did, and everything seemed to be going...
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Jeremy Lin still looking for his starring role

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Bresnahan) — Jeremy Lin has seen this before, often a supporting actor on the NBA stage.
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Dallas' DeMarco Murray is on track to set a new season rushing record

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — Halfway to history, Dallas Cowboys tailback DeMarco Murray vastly prefers running his feet to running his mouth.
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Lapses doom Ducks in 2-0 loss to St. Louis Blues

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — — What seemed like a perfect set-up was, except it was for the St. Louis Blues, not the Ducks.
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UCLA's Jim Mora uses technology to keep players focused

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Foster) — Jim Mora, UCLA's football coach, has been pushing his players to reach "the next level," clean up the penalties and focus on assignments.
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College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
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John Velazquez returns to the Breeders' Cup after bad spill

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — It would be understandable were John Velazquez less than giddy about his trip from New York for this weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
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